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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    My credit union is going to be offering new-fangled chip cards as an alternative to standard debit in coming months. Supposedly it's an added layer of security. What say you-good or bad from a privacy/libertarian-interested POV? Thnx! ~hugs~
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    http://www.tv4e.gr/livestreaming.php All in Greek, but I understand bits and pieces (Kyrie Eleison, etc). The music and visuals are nice IMHO. :)
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    They're also skeered of Russian. Especially written cyrillics.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    I wonder if the OP knows that the FFs he worships had their own definition and understanding of Federalism that has little to do with his copypasta....
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    Almost. In "serious" places like airports and such it was best to make sure there was an orange tip on the end of the barell so everyone knew it was a toy. Even back in the 80s and 90s airport screeners didn't know the difference between cap guns/some water guns and real guns, so they had to be shown to the screener. True story.
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    Yesterday, 10:25 AM
    We must not question them. They're brave soliders who feared for their lives, obviously. Be a Good American(TM) and recognize their Heroism Under Stress(TM), comrade.
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    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    This^^ During the VA Ratifying Convention Patrick Henry was the most frequent speaker against ratification of the new Constitution. Here, on 4 June, 1788, Mr. Henry first spoke to the delegates and reminded them of Virginia's sovereignty and her membership in a confederation of states. This speech is acted out in my movie "The Spirit of '76 - The Greatest Story Never Told". 4 June, 1788. The Virginia Assembly, Richmond Virginia Mr. HENRY. Mr. Chairman, the public mind, as well as my own, is extremely uneasy at the proposed change of government. Give me leave to form one of the number of those who wish to be thoroughly acquainted with the reasons of this perilous and uneasy situation, and why we are brought hither to decide on this great national question. I consider myself as the servant of the people of this commonwealth, as a sentinel over their rights, liberty, and happiness. I represent their feelings when I say that they are exceedingly uneasy at being brought from that state of full security, which they enjoyed, to the present delusive appearance of things. A year ago, the minds of our citizens were at perfect repose.Before the meeting of the late federal Convention at Philadelphia, a general peace and a universal tranquillity prevailed in this country; but, since that period, they are exceedingly uneasy and disquieted. When I wished for an appointment to this Convention, my mind was extremely agitated for the situation of public affairs. I conceived the republic to be in extreme danger. If our situation be thus uneasy, whence has arisen this fearful jeopardy? It arises from this fatal system; it arises from a proposal to change our government — a proposal that goes to the utter annihilation of the most solemn engagements of the states — a proposal of establishing nine states into a confederacy, to the eventual exclusion of four states. It goes to the annihilation of those solemn treaties we have formed with foreign nations.The present circumstances of France — the good offices rendered us by that kingdom — require our most faithful and most punctual adherence to our treaty with her. We are in alliance with the Spaniards, the Dutch, the Prussians; those treaties bound us as thirteen states confederated together. Yet here is a proposal to sever that confederacy. Is it possible that we shall abandon all our treaties and national engagements? — and for what? I expected to hear the reasons for an event so unexpected to my mind and many others. Was our civil polity, or public justice, endangered or sapped? Was the real existence of the country threatened, or was this preceded by a mournful progression of events? This proposal of altering our federal government is of a most alarming nature! Make the best of this new government — say it is composed by any thing but inspiration — you ought to be extremely cautious, watchful, jealous of your liberty; for, instead of securing your rights, you may lose them forever. If a wrong step be now made, the republic may be lost forever. If this new government will not come up to the expectation of the people, and they shall be disappointed, their liberty will be lost, and tyranny must and will arise. I repeat it again, and I beg gentlemen to consider, that a wrong step, made now, will plunge us into misery, and our republic will be lost. It will be necessary for this Convention to have a faithful historical detail of the facts that preceded the session of the federal Convention, and the reasons that actuated its members in proposing an entire alteration of government, and to demonstrate the dangers that awaited us. If they were of such awful magnitude as to warrant a proposal so extremely perilous as this, I must assert, that this Convention has an absolute right to a thorough discovery of every circumstance relative to this great event. And here I would make this inquiry of those worthy characters who composed a part of...
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    04-28-2016, 11:20 PM
    Hope my orthodox brothers and sisters are having a wonderful and blessed Holy Week! :D I haven't been able to go to any liturgies since Sunday. :'( I will be going to Holy Saturday, though. :) At Agape Vespers I will be reading the Gospel in Russian. Pray for me if you are able.
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    04-28-2016, 08:04 PM
    I don't see how teh Donald is any worse than the Buchananites-who the Paleocons typicaly are fanboys of. ~shrugs~
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    04-28-2016, 12:31 PM
    GOOD MOVE. REMEMBER ALSO TO PERFORM THE ANIMAL FELLATIO. THAT WILL KEEP HIM DISTRACTED FOR A LITTLE WHILE...
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    04-28-2016, 11:20 AM
    They could offer it as a service to the BDSM community and raise money that way instead of taxing folks...
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    04-28-2016, 12:31 AM
    Better save that for danke in case he ever takes interest in women. She would settle for danke, most likely.
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    04-27-2016, 11:36 PM
    :eek: http://filmingcops.com/us-cops-kill-more-people-in-a-day-than-norwegian-cops-have-in-a-decade WASHINGTON DC With Americans being killed by police every day, one begins to wonder what the country would be like if cops were trained differently and stopped resorting to lethal force so quickly. One country we can look to is Norway. In Norway, cops have shot only one person to death. That was nearly a decade ago. Since then there have been no other fatal shootings by Norwegian police. Norwegian police are trained to actually de-escalate conflicts and engage with people respectfully, eye-to eye. Contrast that with the United States. In just the first eight months since January 1, 2015, over 600 Americans have been killed by police.
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    04-27-2016, 04:40 PM
    No worries. I overlook things on forum posts sometimes too. :o Is it proper forum ettiquette to underline stuff as well as bolding it to grab attention? :confused:
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    04-27-2016, 04:05 PM
    Adolescents. I bolded it in that post in which I quoted you. :) ~hugs~
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    04-27-2016, 03:30 PM
    It usually doesn't come from parents at that age, though...
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by Sentient Void on 10-15-2015 at 08:32 PM
Ah, yes. The ole AGW 'debate' (if one could honestly call it that). I apologize in advance for sullying your computer screen with another such screed, but the AGW hype-train just keeps on keepin' on, and there are some particularly glaring nosebleed-inducing dents in said hype-train for me to stay quiet on much longer.

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has my libertarian card been revoked. has it.

by Sentient Void on 01-24-2014 at 08:09 PM
First, what is 'the NAP' (for those unlikely few of you)?

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The non-aggression principle (NAP)... is a moral stance which asserts that aggression is inherently illegitimate. NAP and property rights are closely linked, since what aggression is depends on what a person's rights are. Aggression, for the purposes of NAP, is defined as the initiation or threatening of violence against a person or legitimately owned property of another. Specifically, any unsolicited actions of others that

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Abortion, rights and libertarianism. How to 'solve' this understandably divisive issue?

by Sentient Void on 08-01-2013 at 05:23 PM
The issue of abortion is one that is constantly brought up and debated about at length within libertarian circles. It is often if not almost always approached as a black and white issue which in my view understandably creates tension and conclusions which cause their own problems. It's time to understand and consider a different approach to this altogether.

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FACT: The United States actually voted for 'Nobody' in 2012

by Sentient Void on 11-20-2012 at 07:34 PM
FACT: The United States voted 'NOBODY, 2012'

In *2011* the *voting age population* of the USA was 237,657,645. It's obviously even more in 2012.

61,173,739 voted for Obama.
58,167,260 voted for Romney.

That is 119,340,999 out of a total voting age population of 237,657,645.

That means that *more than half* of the population voted for *NOBODY*. Approximately 24.4% of the voting age population voted for Romney. Approximately 25.7%

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Just Following Orders.

by Sentient Void on 09-01-2012 at 12:18 AM
When a man claims to be 'just following orders' - he loses a major piece of what makes him a human being. He sheds his humanity because instead of being an individual capable of wisdom, sound moral judgement and/or rational thought, he becomes nothing more than the extension of another man's will. When this happens, he is no longer a thinking man - he becomes simply a tool to be used. Like a machine following a program. Or like a wrench to a nut. The wrench does not think or feel, it is simply used,

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